Wednesday, March 30

A Riot of Colors and Fantastical Shapes!

OK, so I have been in hibernation. I'm officially out, spring is here and it is invigorating. It doesn't hurt that it is 79 degrees and sunny, sorry for you folks still in the chill;-) I read some exciting and happy news today, and that alone is cause for celebration! Part of the news is that Harper Collins has announced that they will be publishing The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by one of my childhood favorites - Dr. Seuss! This will be in a collection of seven stories dating from 1950 to 1951. "To publish such an amazing new collection of stories from Dr. Seuss is a dream come true,” says Neil Dunnicliffe, editorial director of HarperCollins Children’s Books U.K. “I know that Seuss fans of all ages will share our joy on the publication of this book.”

Next, I got a fantastic free download from the folks at Home Accents Today of their 2012 Color Forecast, along with their sponsor Lazy Susan. The fun palette that they have named "Global Adventure" is filled with the colors I associate with the beautifully bright and vivid colors of The Dr. Suess illustrations themselves! This is definitely worth a look and the other color stories are equally intriguing with names like "Indigo Inspirations", "Earthly Fortitude" and "Speaking Vintage". For this post though, I am thinking of all of the bright and playful ideas I have been saving for just such a mood!

Isn't it amazing how nature can influence our styles? This is from Northern Holland, the tulips in bloom!

Designers Diamond and Baratta

Designer Doug Meyer

Designer Mary Douglas Drysdale

Elle Decor

Designer Ghislaine B VinasLoom borrowed from Beach Bungalow 8

Collage by Lulu de Kwiatkowski


  1. HI Leigh!
    What a clever way you linked in the Dr Seuss colors and the picture of the flowers....I am so over that Honysuckle color already from Panetone.....Not changing anything up for that one.....Heck let's use all the colors!!!!!!This was fun!Maryanne xo

  2. What fun! I love these. I'm predicting Jade to be the color this year!

  3. I love color! Makes me smile :) Thanks for sharing such beautiful inspiration!

    Hope you have a beautiful weekend!



    P.S. I'm hosting a $100 e-spree giveaway on my blog in case you're interested!

  4. Hola, just discovered your beautiful linens from Maryanne at Beadboard UpCountry... so incredible, wonderful and gorgeous collection !!!! Just hope I can have some of your ruffled beddings maybe ordering them online.
    hugs from Chile

  5. Love these happy colors! Glad I stopped over for a breath of fresh air!